In this blog we are going to talk about how to keep an open mind. This is important for two reasons. The first is that we expect people to have good manners on our phone lines and keeping an open mind is a great way to adhere to that standard. When you are in an open phone party room you may encounter men and women that have different views then you do. They may feel differently about politics, religion or even sex! When you encounter this, we ask that you keep an open mind and realize it is these differences that make the world (and our phone lines) such an interesting place. Who knows, if you engage with a member that feels differently than you do, you may wind up having a new appreciation for their viewpoints or you may decide you would like to try something sexually that you never though of before!

In addition to allowing you to have good phone community manners, keeping an open mind has been proven to help our careers, love life and health. Open minded people tend to see the glass half full versus half empty and reports have shown that keeping a certain level of optimism helps with our blood pressure, and immune function. Another key finding on keeping an open mind is that when a stressful situation arises, those that can keep an open mind about it are less likely to give in to the stress. And researchers have found that being a positive person can do wonders for your social life. Everyone wants to be around and talk to the fun guy or girl at the party or on our phone lines. Typically these extroverts are the ones that are genuinely happy in life because they keep a positive attitude. Not many people would choose to be around a “Debbie downer”. We genuinely care about our community members and we want for you to have enriching lives in our phone rooms and in your outside lives as well. So work on maintaining an open mind and seeing the glass half full versus half empty. In the end you will be happier for it!